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6:00 pm
Thu November 22, 2012

Exploring Cuba's Ediciones Vigia

In a seaside town just east of Havana, there’s an old colonial house where writers, artists and volunteers have been publishing handmade books for nearly three decades. This publishing collective calls itself Ediciones Vigia, or the Watchtower Editions.

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Under the Microscope
5:00 pm
Thu November 22, 2012

The science of food

Shirley Corriher is the author of CookWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking.
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This week, families across the country will gather around the table to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Harvest Public Media
11:21 am
Thu November 22, 2012

The local-global food connection

“We need to produce as much to feed the world as we can, but also people like to eat locally grown foods, too, so there’s a case for both sides of agriculture,” says Greg Rinehart, a farmer in Boone County, Iowa.
Amy Mayer Harvest Public Media

The United States is the world’s leading producer and exporter of corn, which is used as livestock feed to support the increasing demand for meat in China, India and other countries with growing middle classes.

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Faith/Religion
6:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Cultures, beliefs converge with Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Women from Russel Chapel C.M.E. Church sang a gospel song about glorifying God at the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. "Every day is a day of Thanksgiving," they sang.
Kellie Kotraba/ColumbiaFAVS

Happy Thanksgiving – that’s one holiday greeting you hear at this time of year that’s not part of a specific faith tradition.

The idea of giving thanks transcends religious, social and cultural boundaries. Thanks can be expressed in any language or tradition.

And that’s just what happened Sunday at an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Christians, Muslims and Jews, Baha'is, Buddhists and Hindus, and people from several other faith traditions came together to share. Beliefs and languages converged as sounds of thanksgiving and peace rose through the air.

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PM Newscasts
4:28 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Newscast for November 21, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Hunters kill more than 200,000 deer in Missouri
  • Frontier Airlines begins flights from Columbia Regional Airport
  • A man files suit in St. Louis over secret government testing during the Cold War
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Science, Health and Technology
4:17 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

More than 200,000 deer killed during Missouri firearms season

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Missouri's Department of Conservation says hunters took nearly 205,000 deer during November's 11-day firearms season. That's the highest number in four years and 7.7 percent higher than last year.

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Agriculture
4:07 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Reports shows drought is getting worse

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A new report shows that the nation's worst drought in decades is getting worse again, ending an encouraging five-week run of improving conditions.

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Health & Wealth Update
1:23 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Learning what poverty's really like

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According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, 14 percent of people in Missouri live below the poverty line. That’s almost 900,000 Missourians. KBIA’s Harum Helmy finds out how one nonprofit organization attempts to educate the 86 percent about what it’s like to be on the other side.

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Business Beat
12:35 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Feeding your neighbors and the world

Now that it’s Thanksgiving, the eating season has begun. Coming up we’ll take a look at how the U.S. helps feed the world, but first, let’s take a look in our own back yard. The local food banks, pantries, shelters and soup kitchens have picked up in business. KBIA’s Ben Mahnken reports that volunteerism and donations are up this year.

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Business
8:29 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Frontier Airlines and Columbia officials celebrate first Orlando flight

Columbia's Mayor Bob McDavid announcing new flight options for Columbia travelers, last March.
Credit Matt Veto / KBIA

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid ushered in the start of flight service between Columbia and Orlando at a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday (Tuesday). The addition could eventually pave the way to additional Frontier Airlines offerings in the years to come.

According to Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid, the regional airport is well on its way of achieving his goal of 40 percent market share of mid-Missouri travelers, despite the recent announcement that Delta Air Lines would be ending service out of Columbia.

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Arts and Culture
8:13 am
Wed November 21, 2012

As holiday travelers get on the road, think safety first

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The National Safety Council estimates that more than 400 traffic fatalities will occur during the holiday period starting today and continuing through Sunday night.  

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Politics
5:54 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Columbia City Council votes to put eminent domain measure on ballot

Columbia City Council added a new measure to the ballot for a special election in April.
Credit File Photo / KBIA

In a unanimous decision Monday night, Columbia City Council voted to put a measure that changes how the city can exercise eminent domain on the April ballot.

With the City Council approval of a charter amendment to put the proposal on the ballot, voters will decide whether or not the city may transfer seized property to entities for private purposes. The amendment’s current wording prompted a discussion by city council pertaining to specifics of what does and does not qualify as a private entity.

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Business
5:23 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Ameren Missouri & Westinghouse passed over on federal funding for SMR research & production

The Callaway Plant is one of 104 nuclear plants in the U.S. and 429 nuclear plants in the world.
File Photo Ameren Missouri

Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse found out today they were not chosen to receive funding from the US Department of Energy for a project to build Small Modular Reactors at Ameren’s Callaway County plant in Fulton.

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Agriculture
3:11 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Drought spells tough times for US corn exporters

This 20-barge flotilla will be pushed by Ingram towboats from the Upper Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico before the corn and soybeans in the cover-top barges and the metallic ore and shredded rubber in the open barges will be exported overseas.
Abbie Fentress Swanson/Harvest Public Media

While the U.S. remains the world’s biggest supplier of corn, American farmers will lose a portion of the global corn market this year.

The Midwest drought devastated the normally robust corn harvest, which has led to higher corn prices and plummeting corn stocks. In a normal year, the U.S. exports more than 1 billion bushels of corn to markets worldwide, but with low domestic supply it’s a tough year for corn exporters – the USDA predicts U.S. corn exports will be at a 40-year low this year.

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Talking Politics
2:41 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

How to explain MO GOP losses?

This week on the show: Republicans don’t fare well in statewide races despite a strong win for Mitt Romney in the state. Plus, how many people actually voted. Are we counting them right?

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Politics
2:13 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

How many Missourians really voted?

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The day after the Presidential Election, Missouri’s Secretary of State’s office published a list indicating how many voters came out to the polls. The list gives numbers all the way down to a county level, and statewide, it estimates voter turnout at 65.7%. That statewide figure is calculated based on the number of registered voters and votes cast. John Petrocik is a professor at MU.  He says that method of counting voters doesn’t accurately record the percentage of the total population that votes.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:42 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Route 66 State Park passes dioxin tests

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The EPA says a new round of dioxin sampling at Route 66 State Park confirms it poses no risk to park workers and visitors.

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Politics
5:48 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Missouri politicians pressure Congress to "Fix the Debt"

The "Fix the Debt" Missouri campaign holds its first press event in the Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City, Mo. on November 19, 2012
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

A new bipartisan group of Missouri leaders is trying to put pressure on Congress to address the national debt – and says tens of thousands of Missouri jobs are at stake.  The Missouri “Fix the Debt” campaign held its first event in Jefferson City Monday. The group is urging action before the so-called fiscal cliff takes effect.

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Politics
5:36 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Columbia City Council to hear about parking permit program

More meters and parking permits might be seen in Columbia's North Village area soon.
Credit File Photo / KBIA

Columbia residents living around the North Village area have been facing parking issues for some time now, but tonight the City Council will hear out some proposed fixes.

Brookside resident Eleanor Clegg has to pay $80 every three months to park her car in a garage four blocks away from her apartment. She thinks there must be another option.

“I wish there was more free parking in general, like a parking lot that you can just parking for free,” she says. "But I think more meters will help."

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Education
5:04 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

MU professor dies in car crash

MU professor Anthony Peccoux died Saturday in a highway car accident.
Credit University of Missouri

A University of Missouri professor recently hired to help promote the state's wine industry died in a weekend car crash.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that 32-year-old Anthony Peccoux died in a one-car crash Saturday night. He came to the university from France in March as an assistant professor in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

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Politics
10:39 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Missouri US House races show shifting voting trends

Click on the tabs to see election results from U.S. House of Representative elections in Missouri from 2008, 2010 and 2012. The colors on the map indicate the lead held by each party in counties across the state. In counties, where multiple districts are represented, the party's lead is based on all ballots cast in the county. In 2008, District 1 Congressman Lacy Clay, a Democrat, had no Republican opposition. In 2010, Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer had no Democratic opposition.

Faith/Religion
8:32 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Shelters for homeless expected to increase this season

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The level of overnight shelter available to the homeless in Columbia is expected to increase this winter season.

Room at the Inn Volunteer Coordinator Janet Schisser says a group of about 20 people have been planning since July to find a new location to house the homeless through the winter months.

Last week the Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church confirmed they will accept Missouri’s homeless to stay overnight starting in January.

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Education
8:27 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Activist takes anti-drone message on the road

Credit Kenny Holston / US Air Force

Anti-war activist Brian Terrell is traveling the country educating people on the United States use of unmanned military drones.

Terrell was one of three men arrested for trespassing at Whiteman Air Force Base last April. A Federal Judge found him guilty and he will begin his six-month federal prison sentence on November 30.

Last April, a group of 40 people were protesting peacefully against the use of unmanned drones at the Whiteman Air Force Base.

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Education
8:22 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Two Columbia schools jointly seeking $50,000 grand prize

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Columbia’s Ridgeway Elementary and Battle High schools have jointly applied to a national voting competition for a grant to help fund ongoing educational programs. The Clorox Power a Bright Future grant program is granting a 50-thousand-dollar grand-prize to the school that receives the most votes on its website.

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Faith/Religion
4:56 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

“Coming Out” stories: The freedom and loss of saying “I’m an atheist”

Joe Eversole, an atheist from Oklahoma, felt a great sense of freedom when he embraced his atheist identity. He got this tattoo before coming out as an atheist, but he said it describes the feeling he got from being an open atheist.
Kellie Kotraba/ColumbiaFAVS

The role of religious affiliation in the United States is changing.

According to a recent survey from the Pew Forum, one in five Americans is not affiliated with any religion

A small part of this growing group is made up of atheists.

Last weekend, hundreds of atheists gathered in the Bible Belt – Springfield, to be exact – for Skepticon, a national skeptics convention. Not all skeptics are atheists, but many of them are.

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Business
4:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Missouri Tax Credit Review Commission talks Missouri tax credits

The Missouri Tax Credit Review Commission held a meeting today in Columbia to discuss its upcoming report to the Governor on the state’s tax credits.

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Agriculture
3:15 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Barging in on a global story

Harvest Public Media reporter Abbie Fentress Swanson pauses on the fourth floor of a tug pushing a load that's almost a quarter mile long down the Mississippi River.
Photo taken by Ed Henleben

I left my house in Columbia, Mo., at 5:30 a.m. Thursday to make it to the Ingram Barge Co.'s Upper Mississippi River office by 8:30 am. I knew the three-hour drive had been worth it when I pulled up to the barge company’s office because the sturdy grey structure actually sits IN the Mighty Mississippi. I walked across an anchor barge that doubles as a pedestrian bridge to enter the office and passed by the R. Clayton McWhorter, a 45-foot tall, 140-foot long towboat with four decks.

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Business
3:06 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Holiday season yields more volunteering in Columbia

Volunteers serve up Thanksgiving dinner at Lee's in Columbia.
Yiqian Zhang KBIA

With the holidays quickly approaching, people are busier than ever trying to help feed others in need during the holiday season.

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Science, Health and Technology
2:16 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Downtown Columbia may get Wi-Fi

Columbia’s Downtown Community Improvement District plans to conduct a Wi-Fi trial test run in its downtown district beginning May 2013 and going through October.

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Crime
2:08 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Missouri man arrested for planning copycat theater shooting

A southwest Missouri man is charged with planning to shoot up a movie theater screening of the final "Twilight" film.

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